Bill Hemmer

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Bill Hemmer is a successful American journalist. Bill Hemmer is currently working as a co-anchor for the America’s Newsroom ‘ for the show Fox News.

Early Life and Childhood

Bill Hemmer is 56 years old as of 2020. He was born on November 14, 1964. Whereas, he was born to Georganne M. Knittle (mother) and William R. Hemmer(father).

Bill grew up with four siblings were he was the third child in a family. Additionally, the bill’s father worked in the mattress manufacturing company as a director.

His mother worked as a teacher at the high school. Likewise, he belongs to an American nationality. Although the information regarding his ethnicity is still on review. He is Roman Catholic.

Bill Hemmer parents

Caption: Bill’s parents celebrating their anniversary, Source: Instagram


Bill enrolled at the parochial school Our Lady of Victory Catholic, before attending Cincinnati’s  Elder High School. Since entering high school, he was uncertain about his career path, where he finally found his calling.

Bill, along with his friends, began a radio show during his senior year at the Elder High School. They played music for 15 minutes before each class started. During this time Bill became interested in a future career in broadcast journalism.

Since graduating from high school, Bill studied at the  University of Miami and earned a BA in broadcast journalism. He was a leader of his college fraternity  Delta Tau Delta.

He also moved suddenly to Europe to study in Luxembourg City at the Miami University Dolibois European Center.

However, while in college, he soon began to prepare for a future career in broadcasting and also did internships on radio stations.

Bill Hemmer – Career Life

Talking about Bill’s career life, while in college he did internships at a few local radio stations. He then worked as an associate of Cincinnati’s  CNN,

and while working on sports projects there, he discovered that his real interest was to work on live TV.

In the mid-1980s, when he was in his college’s senior year, he got a job offer as a sports director for  WLWT-TV. Later, he started his career as an anchor for ‘ CBS’s WCPO-TV  where he worked as a sports anchor for a short time.

Whereas, he was still not too happy with the role he worked at, though. And he wanted to take a break from working to explore.

Bill traveled around China, India, Nepal, and other Asian countries for the next year. He also worked for a couple of weeks at Mother Teresa’s Clinics in Kolkata, India.

Bill wrote reports and captured several recordings during his journeys, sharing his observations.

He sent the recordings and photographs to a local newspaper in Cincinnati called The Cincinnati Post and the television channel ‘ CBS.

‘ All the information he recorded was called together Bill’s Excellent Adventure and received positive reviews from all of them.

Bill Hemmer work

Caption: Bill hosting his new show at “Fox”, Source: Instagram

Working with CNN and Fox News

After his return, he resumed working at  WCPO for a short time before he received a major career opportunity, a chance to work at CNN. He began working at  CNN  in the late 1980s.

Bill anchored several channel shows, such as American Morning, CNN Tonight, CNN Early Edition, and CNN Live Today. Daryn Kagan was his co-anchor during most of those positions.

Bill observed the Olympics held in Atlanta in 1996, and also spent 37 days in Tallahassee, Florida, covering the 2000 presidential election vote.

He has also recorded live from the World Trade Center during 2001. He recorded from Afghanistan when the United States waged a war against terror.

Similarly, the bill had live updates from Kuwait, Iraq and the Vatican City. Even if the conditions during those areas were not good, Bill stood up high and gave live updates.

Whereas, Bill took a huge career leap in August 2005 and joined Fox. After that, he covered the Louisiana Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

He also reported from the front line live from the location of the Israel-Hezbollah war. He was also the lead journalist for Fox covering the shooting of  Sandy Hook Elementary School and Boston Marathon Bombing.

Most recently, to cover the meeting of President Donald Trump with Vladimir Putin, he flew to Finland, Helsinki.

He has also recorded the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Trump summit.

Currently, he serves as a co-anchor alongside Sandra Smith on Fox’s morning news show titled America’s Newsroom. He has become a part of the show since its creation.

He has been the host of the TV show Bill Hemmer Reports and Chief Anchor for breaking news and other live major events since 2020,.

Prior to that, he worked as a morning co-anchor of America’s Newsroom.

Bill Hemmer – Net Worth 2023

Bill has received many awards and achievements. He won two national Emmy Awards for his work, one for the Best Host and the other for the Best Entertainment Program.

His 1996 Centennial Olympic Park Bombing analysis, in Atlanta, earned him an Emmy Award.  

Talking about bills net worth, he has earned a huge amount of income through his professional career as a journalist.

Whereas, he has an estimated net worth around $9 Million net worth. Additionally, his annual salary was about $99,000 at CNN, but now he’s earning $400,000 at Fox News per year. Bill is also very active in charity works.

Bill Hemmer – Personal Life

Talking about bills personal life, he is a single man at the present. Bills was in a longterm relationship with the Canadian actor and model Dara Tomanovich.

Sadly, their eight years of the relationship came to an end. Therefore, the couple got separated.

In 2008, he was also the honorary chair of the Ohio River Valley chapter for the arthritis walk. He is a follower of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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Caption: Bill with his ex-girlfriend Dara Tomanovich, Source: thenetline


There was a rumor regarding the bill that he was gay. His toxic relationship with Dara over eight years may be the explanation for the talk of being gay.

This news surprised not only his entire PR team but also his followers. Moreover, he never denied or confirmed that he is homosexual or not.

Likewise, one of Bill’s fans sent an open letter to during the time of his gay rumor, exposing his straight identity.

Body Measurement

Bill is a charming man and is very popular. Whereas, he has a height of 5 feet 9inches tall. Therefore, the information regarding his body weight and boy measurement is still unavailable.

Likewise, he has brown hair and brown eyes.

Social Media

Bill is active on social media. He has a huge fan following on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Whereas he has more than 1 million followers on Facebook and over 46.9 k followers on Instagram with 160 posts. Additionally, he joined Twitter in February 2009 with more than 399k followers.